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Mass General West
The Orthopaedic Ambulatory Surgery Center at Mass General West provides outpatient surgery as well as pre- and post-operative care for patients with shoulder, foot, ankle, hand and sports-related conditions.
The Orthopaedic Ambulatory Surgery Center at Mass General West in Waltham offers expert orthopaedic surgical services in a convenient Waltham location.
We offer outpatient surgical services for conditions related to:
Our orthopaedic surgeons are some of the world’s leading experts in treating orthopaedic conditions. Patients have access to our full menu of services at our main location in Boston.
Our outpatient surgery center features four operating rooms equipped with the most advanced technologies. In this small practice setting, patients receives highly personalized care before, during and after their procedure.
Patients benefit from quiet, private space during pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery.
If you need lab work or an ECG, your surgeon will coordinate these for you. We will also ask you to fill out a pre-surgery questionnaire about your health.
One to two weeks before your surgery, a nurse will contact you by phone to discuss anesthesia and any other information you need to know to prepare for your surgery. Find additional information about anesthesia options for your procedure
On the day of your surgery, you will meet your anesthesia care team, consisting of an anesthesiologist and a certified registered nurse anesthetist.
The team will perform a physical exam of your heart and lungs and discuss anesthesia options with you. Your surgeon will meet you in the prep area to review your procedure and answer any final questions. Learn more about how to prepare for your procedure
In the recovery room, a team of nurses specially trained in post-anesthetic and critical care will care for you and assist with managing your pain symptoms, under the supervision of the anesthesiologist.
Before you are discharged, a nurse will review post-operative instructions with you and your adult companion, provide you with pain medication prescriptions and escort you to your vehicle. Learn more about how we support you after your procedure
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